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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Doctor Horrible: AKA: Whedon's Time to Shine

Illustration by CLIFF CHIANG

I think we can all agree that it has been a FANTASTIC year, and I think we can all agree it's about time!  Cabin in the Woods  finally saw the day, and was, for many, a surprise hit. Couple that with the HUGE success of The Avengers, and the 10th Anniversary of the beloved Firefly, which let's face it owned SDCC and is getting it's own tv special in November. S.H.I.E.L.D. is now casting, and it appears that Marvel has handed the keys to the superhero kingdom to our favorite nerd.

Tonight though the star of the Whedonverse was Doctor Horrible's Sing-a-long Blog, which had it's television debut tonight on the CW. Doctor Horrible, came to life during the writer's strike in 2008. While most of the networks turned to reality/unscripted shows, yep you can blame a good deal of the mindless drivel on tv back to that strike, Joss turned to a newer/less explored medium, The Internet.

He gathered together an AWESOME cast, Nathan Fillion, Felicia Day and Neil Patrick Harris, and did what he did best, create a moving story. The story itself is simple, an evil scientist wanting to take over the world and his struggle with his arch nemesis  except we need to throw in a love triangle and singing. Then you have the brilliant hodgepog that is a creature of Joss Whedon. Watching the show tonight and seeing the frenzy that took over tumblr, twitter and facebook put forth the idea that with hardwork and good material anything is possible. Also that Joss Whedon's fans are loyal as all hell. So accept it

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